*RESTORATION COMPLETED* The Kansas State Capitol recently completed a 13 year, top to bottom restoration of the building that restored the original architect's vision by uncovering beautiful murals, preserving original features, renovating aging limestone and expanding work space.
The Capitol's distinctive copper dome with Ad Astra statue is a prominent feature of the Topeka skyline, but the view inside the dome is just as spectacular. From the first floor, gaze upward to appreciate the beautiful murals, glass panels and bright copper and brass railings of the dramatic dome.
A unique way to experience the Kansas State Capitol is through a breathtaking dome tour. Climb 296 steps to the top of the dome. The elaborate architecture is highlighted with close up views of the inner and outer domes. The summit offers an unrivaled perspective of the city of Topeka.
The Capitol Store on the building's ground floor has a wide selection of Topeka and Kansas-made gifts, souvenirs and merchandise. The Visitor Center and Information Desk is on the first floor. Tours are free at the Kansas State Capitol and take place several times a day Monday - Saturday.
Tours are free at the Kansas State Capitol, but reservations are strongly encouraged, especially between January and May. The size of the tour group is limited due to space regulations.
Park for free in the parking garage on the north side of the Capitol at 8th Avenue and Harrison Street. From the parking garage, an elevator will take you to the new Visitor Center on the ground floor.
Find the Kansas Statehouse tour schedule and learn more about the Capitol.